Katie Mead's practice focuses on dispute resolution involving major resources, projects, and construction. She has significant experience acting for principals, contractors, and subcontractors in preparation for arbitration and litigation proceedings. Katie also provides strategic advice to a range of domestic and international clients in the energy, resources, and infrastructure sectors.
Katie has recently worked for clients on a wide range of high-value onshore and offshore construction projects. She has particular experience running complex international and domestic commercial arbitrations and has also represented clients in Supreme Court and Federal Court litigation proceedings. Katie has represented owners and contractors in relation to some of the largest project disputes in the Asia-Pacific region. She has particular experience in claims involving defective works, contractual termination, and statutory misleading or deceptive conduct, as well as contractual claims relating to extensions of time, variations, and project delays. Katie has conducted arbitrations seated in multiple international jurisdictions and is familiar with a variety of institutional rules.
Katie is on the Committee of Women in Oil and Gas in Western Australia, is a representative on multiple subcommittees within the Society of Construction Law Australia (SoCLA), and is on the Health and Wellbeing Committee for the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). She is also an active member of several industry bodies, including Arbitral Women, Women Lawyers of Western Australia, and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.
Katie has provided pro bono assistance in many matters while at the Firm and is a member of the Jones Day Perth Pro Bono Committee.
- University of Melbourne (LL.M. with first class honours 2020; Corrs Chambers Westgarth Award for Remedies in the Construction Context 2020; Awarded the Frank Pinkerton Scholarship for Advanced Construction Law 2018); University of Western Australia (LL.B with distinction 2011; B.A. in English Literature 2011)
- Supreme Court of Western Australia; Federal Court of Australia; High Court of Australia
Doyle's Guide — "Rising Star" in the field of construction and infrastructure (2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021)
Lawyers Weekly "Australian Law Awards" — Senior Associate of the Year (2018)
Lawyers Weekly "Women in Law Awards" — Finalist, Senior Associate of the Year (2018)
Lawyer Monthly — Women in Law Award for Dispute Resolution (2017)